BSA & Galexia Global Coud Computing Scorecard (2016) - Galexia Analytics Release
8. Country Checklist on a page
BSA produce a fantastic hardcopy of the report - contained within this is a double page double sided foldout.
The BSA Global Cloud Computing Scorecard examines the legal and regulatory framework of 24 countries around the world, identifying 66 questions that are relevant to determining readiness for cloud computing. The questions are categorized under the aforementioned policy categories, and are generally framed so as to be answerable by “yes” or “no.” The answers are also color coded:
[YES] Indicates a positive assessment, which is generally considered to be an encouraging step toward the establishment of a favorable legal and regulatory environment for cloud computing.
[NO] Indicates a negative assessment and the presence of a potential barrier to the establishment of a favorable legal and regulatory environment for cloud computing.
[PARTIAL] Indicates that the assessment is positive in part, although some gaps or inconsistencies may exist that require further remedial work.
Indicates a fact-finding question on relevant issues.
The Scorecard aims to provide a platform for discussion between policymakers and providers of cloud offerings, with a view toward developing an internationally harmonized regime of laws and regulations relevant to cloud computing. It is a tool that can help policymakers conduct a constructive self-evaluation, and determine the next steps that need to be taken to help advance the growth of global cloud computing.
Responses for the infrastructure portion of the Scorecard are color coded based on the scale below. That is, the “highest” answer to a particular question (e.g., the largest population or highest number of Internet users) is indicated in bright green, and the color for other responses graduates down to the lowest response in red.